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    By Dianne Anderson For a second stint, Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon has been reappointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training where he will continue to review new curriculum, new requirements from legislature, participate in training standards, and the framework for law enforcement statewide. The POST Commission also sets minimum requirements for basic academies, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If seen to completion, an initial 112-page report of the city of Long Beach Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative features numerous goals, strategies and action items that community members say hold the key to end racial inequities and lack of access. It’s all part of the city’s recognition of the need for ...
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    By Cherri Murphy Special to California Black Media To executives at Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, Postmates, and other gig companies: We are the workers who power the core of your businesses and we write in response to your recent comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. Your statements have included various platitudes about your commitment to racial justice and the ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands are protesting police brutality and racial injustice. But there is another epidemic in this country that must be addressed, and it must ...
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    By Gail Berkley The Sun Reporter For Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza the global outpouring of protests and activism following the alleged murder of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody has been heartening and makes her hopeful for the future. At the same time, she said, “It’s bittersweet that it takes someone being ...
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    Cal State San Bernardino will host a virtual memorial service on Tuesday, June 9, at 9 a.m. to honor the memory of George Floyd, who died on May 25 as the result of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes, spurring nationwide protests of police brutality and racism. Floyd’s tragic ...
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    George Floyd. He didn’t plan to die as a cause celebre, but he did. As did Ahmaud Arbury, Michael Brown, Philando, Trayvon and countless others. And America is discovering the weight of its crimes on the necks of Black Americans has been festering on its people. All across the country, people of all colors and ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Alicia Garza said she’s “super excited” about being named the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2019 Newsmaker of the Year, an award she’s scheduled to receive on Thursday, March 21, in Washington, D.C., during Black Press Week. “I’ll say it’s really humbling when the community reaches out and ...
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    By Dianne  Anderson Nearly every day this month, students are rallying the cause and rolling out numerous free Black History Month events on everything from financial literacy to political realism to the politics of food. On Thursday, February 7, Cal State San Bernardino presents nationally recognized speaker, minister and activist, Nyle Fort, on “Race, Protest ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media With one of the most important midterm election less than five weeks away, a new survey shows that young Californians are fired up and ready to head to the polling booth. The poll, which was conducted by public policy consulting firm Evitarus, showed that young Californians were politically active ...